Reader in the Anthropology of Religion

ISBN-10: 0631221131

ISBN-13: 9780631221135

Edition: 2001

Authors: Michael Lambek

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A collection of some of the most significant classic and contemporary writings within the anthropology of religion. It emphasizes ongoing 'conversation' among anthropologists with respect to central questions of religious anthropology.
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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 632
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Michael Lambek is a professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto and editor for the Anthropological Horizons series with University of Toronto Press.

Acknowledgments
General Introduction
The Context of Understanding and Debate
Opening Frameworks
Introduction
Religion in Primitive Culture
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Religion as a Cultural System
Skeptical Rejoinders
Introduction
Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough
Religion, Totemism and Symbolism
Christians as Believers
The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Category
Poiesis: The Composition of Religious Worlds
Signs and Symbols
Introduction
The Logic of Signs and Symbols
The Problem of Symbols
On Key Symbols
The Virgin of Guadalupe: A Mexican National Symbol
Structure, Function, and Interpretation
Introduction
Myth in Primitive Psychology
Folk Dialectics of Nature and Culture
Land Animals, Pure and Impure
A Jivaro Version of Totem and Taboo
Text-Building, Epistemology, and Aesthetics in Javanese Shadow Theatre
Moral Inversions and Spaces of Disorder
Introduction
The Winnebago Trickster Figure
Witchcraft and Sexual Relations
An Exploration in the Social and Semantic Implications of the Structure of Belief
The Politics and Poetics of Transgression
Conceptualizing the Cosmos
Introduction
Closure and Multiplication: An Essay on Polynesian Cosmology and Ritual Alfred Gell
Cosmological Deixis and Amerindian Perspectivism
Praxis: Religious Action
The Movement in Ritual: Emergence
Introduction
The Control of Experience: Symbolic Action
Form and Meaning of Magical Acts
Liminality and Communitas
Religion and Personal Experience
Introduction
Fate in Relation to the Social Structure
Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious Experience
Spirits and Selves in Northern Sudan: The Cultural Therapeutics of Possession and Trance
The Poetics of Time in Mayan Divination
What Ritual Does: The Foundations of Order
Introduction
The Disconnection between Power and Rank as a Process: Maurice Bloch
Enactments of Meaning
Historical Dynamics: Power, Modernity, and Change
Capitalism, Colonialism, Christianity, and Conflict
Introduction
The Genesis of Capitalism amongst a South American Peasantry: Devil's Labor and the Baptism of Money
The Colonization of Consciousness
Religious Ethics and Politics in the State and the Transnational Scene
Introduction
Civil Religion in America
"Using the Past to Negate the Present": Ritual Ethics and State Rationality in Ancient China
Passional Preaching, Aural Sensibility, and the Islamic Revival in Cairo
Moral Landscapes: Ethical Discourses among Orthodox and Diaspora Jains
Research Tools
A Guide to the Literature
Bibliography
Index
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